DRAFARI BY BIKE & CANOE
Combined bike and canoe tour
On this combined bike and canoe tour, you will experience the nature of the Drau, Carinthia's largest river, up close, both from the shore and from the water. First you cycle along the beautiful Drau Cycle Path from Sillian in East Tyrol past the Lienz Dolomites to Villach. Swap your bike for a canoe in the district town with a Mediterranean touch. From Villach you can paddle on the gently flowing Drau through the picturesque, unspoilt Rosental to Ferlach. The route continues to the nature reserve at the Völkermarkt reservoir, which is an ideal place for bird watching. Afterwards there is a transfer to the hotel at the Klopeiner See, Europe's warmest bathing lake. This canoe tour is offered without guiding and is therefore designed for canoeists with experience.
- 7 nights in 3* hotels, family-run inns
- Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
- Parking lot in Sillian (unguarded)
- Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg)
- 3 canoe tours without a guide (short on-site training)
- Rental canoe including life jacket
- Transfer of the bicycles from the respective canoe entry point to the respective exit point
- Transport of the canoes to the respective entry points
- Service hotline (7 days a week)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Minimum participants 2 people, daily arrival from 4 people possible
3 * - star hotels, family-run inns and guest houses
€ 939, - per person
19.05. to 23.06.2023
10.09. to 30.09.2023
€ 969, - per person
24.06. to 10.09.2023
When the water level on the Drau is high, canoe tours are carried out on other waters.
Single room surcharge: € 180,-
RENTAL BIKES (including delivery, luggage rack bag and breakdown service)
Trekking bike: € 109
E-Bike: € 209,-
Klopeiner See to Sillian € 95,- excl. bike, if you take your own bike with you plus € 25,- per person and bike.
A pre-reservation of the places is required.!
Individual arrival in Sillian in East Tyrol and check-in at the hotel. If you arrive earlier, we recommend a bike trip to the source of the Drau in Toblach in South Tyrol/Italy (approx. 33 km there and back).
Sillian - Oberdrauburg, approx. 50/65 km
Oberdrauburg - Spittal / Drau, approx. 55 km
Following the upper Drautal you always cycle along the Drau to Spittal/Drau. The Drau Cycle Path takes you partly along the river bank, partly a bit off the beaten path through smaller villages. In Spittal/Drau you should take the time for a city tour. The Renaissance castle of Porcia is especially worth a visit.
Spittal / Drau - Villach, approx. 42 km
Start of the canoe tour: Villach - Rosegg / Mühlbach, approx. 15 km
Today your canoe tour starts on the Drau and you first cycle to the entry point, where your canoe is already waiting for you and you can start paddling. For your lunch break we recommend the nearby Silbersee where you can swim and have lunch. Then continue paddling to the Rosegg power station, where the first canoe stage ends. You get on your bikes and drive to your accommodation in Rosegg or Mühlbach.
Rosegg / Mühlbach - Ferlach, approx. 25 km
In the morning you cycle to the next Drau entry point in Pulpitsch and get back into your canoe. It goes past the towering rocks on the Drauenge in St. Oswald to Feistritz in the Rosental. To pass the Feistritz power plant you have to carry the canoe a short distance. After that, the Drau is very natural and you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the shore area in peace and quiet. We recommend a lunch break at the Drauwelle Ziggurat nature reserve. The second paddling stage ends in front of the Ferlach power station and you cycle to the gunsmith town of Ferlach.
Ferlach - Völkermarkter Stausee / Klopeiner See, approx. 25-40 km
Today you can paddle from the large Drau entry point in Ferlach to the Völkermarkt reservoir. The drive to the nature reserve at the Drau reservoir is particularly impressive - a paradise for birdwatchers. Leave your canoe at the exit point and cycle to Lake Klopeiner See, where the waters of the warmest bathing lake in Europe await you at the end of your tour.
Individual departure, extension or booked return transfer with our Drau cycle path bus to Sillian.